Rocscience Inc.'s Rocscience Seminar- Beyond Factor of Safety: Anisotropy in Jointed Rock Masses and Probabilistic Approaches in Slope Stability Assessment begins on Jan 19th 2021
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Join the 2021 Geotechnical Business Directory Now and Submit Your Technical Photos for Inclusion Within It

GeoWorld, with the support of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), is excited to prepare the publication of the 2021 Geotechnical Business Directory, th...

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Strong earthquake hits Indonesia: At least 77 fatalities

A M 6.2 earthquake struck Indonesia resulting in, at least, 77 casualties. The seismic shock occurred on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. Its epicenter was located northeast...

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GINTEC's ADM Configuration with 2 Sets of Wheels

ADM deformation monitoring system is GINTEC's newly developed product for geotechnical engineering monitoring.  You can visit their website: or contact them by ...

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Two landslides struck Indonesia: At least 13 casualties

At least 13 people have been reported dead after 2 major landslides struck in Indonesia. The ground failures occurred on January 10, 2020, close to a village that is located in West Java province. Th...

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Keller expands local presence with new offices in Portland and Birmingham

Keller, North America's leader in geotechnical construction, announces the opening of new offices in Portland, OR, and Birmingham, AL. The new offices will help further Keller’s growth with an expand...

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Introducing a new CHANCE University curriculum for 2021

CHANCE® University offers the highest level of deep foundation training designed for contractors. Get exclusive access to resources which will set you apart from the competition in your industry. Bec...

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PLAXIS CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4

Bentley Geotechnical Engineering experts are continuously improving PLAXIS CONNECT Edition. In this update many improvements have been included, for example, solutions for problems related to using t...

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Historic Renovation Project: Helical piles to support the new load

Located in Toronto’s busy downtown, 642 King St. W. is a 30,000 ft² four-storey, restored brick and beam building of mixed office and retail space. The overall rehabilitation of the structure include...

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GEO5 2021 - New Features and Improvements

A new edition of GEO5 is released once a year and users of the newest edition always have access to all new upgrades and updates of that edition. The edition is maintained for 2-3 years after release...

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Introducing RSData - Material Models Made Easy

Introducing the newly revamped program, RSData. Formerly know as RocData, RSData is Rocscience’s newest tool for studying, analyzing, and calibrating material models. It is the ultimate companion...

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A list of Videos on Laboratory Testing to support Online Instruction

Introduction In the wake of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, and the concerns of the health, safety and well-being of the communities at academic institutions around t...

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Horizontal Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations

Introduction The horizontal Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations is often determined using the Brom’s method (Broms, 1964). The method is widely used as it takes into co...

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Zoom Meeting: Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering

A Zoom Meeting (~2 hours) on “Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering” was held on Dec 21, 2020. The meeting was intended for graduate students...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations

Introduction Soil subgrade reaction in pile foundations is mostly based on theory of elasticity. Piles are subjected to vertical and lateral loads as well as moment loads. Therefore, the...

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Effect of Embedment on Soil Subgrade Reaction

Introduction The static stiffness of a soil-foundation system tends to increase with the depth and the embedment of a foundation. Subsequently, the settlement of the ground is decreased....

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Flexible Foundations

Introduction When a foundation is not rigid, the stress distribution and the modulus of subgrade reaction depends on its flexural rigidity. Due to the flexibility of the foundatio...

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Kim Dong-Soo, pioneer in geotechnical engineering, dies at 59

7th March 1961 – 3rd November 2020 The following obituary is distributed by Dr. Choong-gi Chung, President of Korean Geotechnical Society, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Seoul Nationa...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Rigid Foundations

Introduction For rigid foundations, the analytical solutions of the elastic half-space approach are presented. A linear stress distribution is assumed, thus, whether the soil substratum is cohesive...


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2020 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 20,000+ professionals and 900+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...